What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

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Summer’s end is in sight, but Fort Worth is always popping. Hit the city this weekend with our list of top-notch events.

Photo from Casa Manana website

by Sheila Ellis

Summer’s end is in sight, but Fort Worth is always popping. Hit the city this weekend with our list of top-notch events.

Thursday, August 2

Ignite the Night, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
If you’ve never achieved the perfect workout glow, Ignite the Night at Fort Worth Alliance’s Life Time might be your remedy. This free event takes place entirely under a blacklight with glow sticks galore. There’s going to be 20 minutes of a studio class, 20 minutes of cycling and 20 minutes of yoga. Afterward, there’s a social hour for members.

Adult Coloring Night, 7–9 p.m.
We all have a coloring book tucked into that drawer amid the ingredients for slime and a holey T-shirt. Now it’s time to uncover your fads and face them like an adult. Head over to World Blend on Basswood Boulevard where you can color the night away with your friendly Fort Worth neighbors. For $15 you’ll get to choose from a selection of pictures, colored pencils, markers and refreshments. Plus, you can bring your own beer.

Friday, August 3

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Showtimes at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Apprentice Program at Casa Mañana is performing Sweeney Todd, one of composer Stephen Sondheim’s most recognized pieces about a barber’s obsession with revenge and his business-savvy partner. Tickets are $25 and help support the Apprentice Program, a project that helps local performers aged 14–19 gain theater experience. Shows run daily from Aug. 3–5.

Saturday, August 4

Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K International Beer Day and Social Run, 9–11:30 a.m.
It doesn’t matter what pace you run or walk this 3ish mile course, so long as you get to the beer at the end. Rahr & Sons is supplying water during the run and three samples of their tasty brews, a pint glass and a hot breakfast at the end. This run is one of many leading up to Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest celebration in September.

Children’s Business Fair, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
On this day, business booths will cover the Courtyard Marriott on Riverfront Drive. The twist is that they’re all run by 6-to-14-year-old children. While your childhood summers might’ve been filled with ice cream trucks, lazy days at the pool and avoiding summer reading, these kids have been busy creating a brand and marketing strategy to show off their product or service. That’s probably why these kids will outdo us all within the next few years, but it’s nice to cheer them on anyway.

I Love the 90s Bar Crawl, 2–10 p.m.
Celebrate the best decade by attending this bar crawl bursting with 90s-themed music, clothes and drinks near the Cultural District — some favorites are Can’t Touch This shots at Varsity Tavern and Nirvana shots at Hooky Bar. Tickets are $20 and include a color-changing stadium cup and slap bracelet. Plaid, florals, or a healthy mix of the two are encouraged.

TCU Floral Workshop, 5–7 p.m.
Whether you’re getting married or just want to spruce up a bland dinner table, the TCU Floral Workshop will help make your flower arrangement dreams come true. Although two hours may not turn you into a master florist, you can show off your skills next time an apology bouquet is in order. The workshop is $125 and includes snacks, drinks and supplies.

Fort Worth Guitar Show, All Day
If you shred the guitar, know someone who does, or play Guitar Hero on expert mode, check out the Fort Worth Guitar Show. Marriott DFW at Champion’s Circle hosts this year’s two-day event that brings vendors from across the Southwest to showcase vintage classics and new designs. There are hourly door prizes and an auction at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12.

Sunday, August 5

Yoga with Alli at Blackhouse, 7–8 p.m.
Wind down from the weekend and prepare yourself for Monday with an hour of Vinyasa yoga with Alli at Blackhouse. TruFit and Fort Worth Barber Shop are sponsoring this free event where both newcomers and experts can participate.